Stakeholder Group

Helen Ridout (Chair)

Helen is the headteacher of Ysgol Bryn Castell in Bridgend. Having spent the early part of her career in Cambridgeshire, she returned to Wales in…

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Matthew Evans

Matthew is the Head at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera – Bro Dur, a 3-19 Welsh Medium school in NPT with 1,388 pupils and two campuses. In…

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Rhys Howard Hughes

Since September 2014 Rhys Howard Hughes is the Assistant Director with GwE, the School Effectiveness and Improvement Service for North Wales. Rhys was previously the…

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Gethin Sutton

Gethin has worked in schools for 27 years; the first 22 of which were spent in mainstream secondary schools in Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. He…

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Neil Foden

Neil currently holds the role of Headteacher of Ysgol Friars in Bangor, Gwynedd, a bilingual 11-18 community comprehensive school with 1,288 pupils on roll. He…

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Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas was appointed as the Director of Education Policy for Church in Wales in 2018. Her role is to shape and develop all aspects…

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Elizabeth Berry

Elizabeth is currently a Deputy Headteacher in Thornhill Primary School in Wales where she has been working for nearly four years. She leads on curriculum…

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Jackie Parker

Jackie is the headteacher of Crickhowell High School, an 11-18 community comprehensive school with 715 students on roll.

Aled Evans

Aled is the Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning at Neath Port Talbot previously been a head teacher of two primary schools in West…

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Sarah Cook

Sarah has been teaching for 18 years. She has spent the last 12 of these in leadership roles and most recently as Deputy Head Teacher…

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Tim Opie

Tim is currently the Lifelong Learning Policy Officer (Youth) with the Welsh Local Government Association, a position he has held for 11 years. The role…

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Vicky Morgan

Vicky is Assistant Headteacher at Tonyrefail Community School, a 3-19 school in Rhondda Cynon Taff. She is very fortunate to be Head of Senior School…

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Dr Andrew Cornish

Born in Maesteg in the Llynfi Valley, Andrew studied A-levels at Maesteg Comprehensive School before going to the University of Liverpool to complete a BSc…

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